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In photos: Luxurious bubble glamping in French wine country

In photos: Luxurious bubble glamping in French wine country



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French, Nigerien forces conduct operations after 3 U.S. special forces soldiers killed

French, Nigerien forces conduct operations after 3 U.S. special forces soldiers killedBy Boureima Balima NIAMEY (Reuters) – French and Nigerien troops conducted operations near Niger’s border with Mali on Thursday, the day after an attack that killed three U.S. Army Special Forces members, security sources said. The attack, which also wounded two U.S. soldiers and killed at least one Nigerien soldier, took place during a routine patrol in a part of southwestern Niger where insurgents, including from al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), are active, a U.S. official told Reuters. Nigerien, U.S. and French troops were leading operations in the zone on Thursday, a Niger security source said, without elaborating.



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IS claims fatal stabbings of 2 women at French train station

IS claims fatal stabbings of 2 women at French train stationMARSEILLE, France (AP) — A man with a knife stabbed two women to death Sunday at the main train station in the southern French city of Marseille as he reportedly shouted "Allahu akbar!" — an attack the Islamic State group claimed was the work of one its "soldiers."



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Czech zoo burns horns it sawed off rhinos after French attack

Czech zoo burns horns it sawed off rhinos after French attackA Czech zoo on Tuesday burnt 33 kilos (72 pounds) of rare rhino horns, including some it sawed off its own animals in the wake of a brutal attack on a French zoo. Poachers broke into the Thoiry zoo near Paris in March and killed a critically endangered white rhino, hacking off its horns and putting zoos across the world on high alert. The brazen attack prompted a zoo in the central Czech Republic city of Dvur Kralove nad Labem to remove and burn the horns from its herd.



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French police evacuate 557 migrants from makeshift camp

French police evacuate 557 migrants from makeshift campPARIS (AP) — French police encircled a makeshift migrant camp in a wooded area near Dunkirk on Tuesday, evacuating 557 people, the prefecture of the Nord region said.



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French President paid €26,000 for make-up, and the french are like 'non merci'

French President paid €26,000 for make-up, and the french are like 'non merci'French president Emmanuel Macron may seem like he's still riding high on his May electoral victory and all the perks that come with it (like getting an official portrait and shaking hands with other world leaders), but now he's learning something new about presidential backlash: When it comes to literally keeping up appearances, there's little margin for error.  SEE ALSO: Emmanuel Macron is basically James Bond IRL and people can't cope Macron is now coming under fire for racking up an eye-popping €26,000 bill for make-up in just his first three months in office (that's just shy of $ 31,000 US). The story was first reported by French news outlet
LePointe but has since spread across the globe, — and the internet — that Macron has paid two bills (€16,000/$ 19,000 and €10,000/$ 12,000) to make-up artist Natacha M. According to
The Guardian, Macrons's aids insist it was "a matter of urgency" and provided services for "press conferences and foreign trips where the person concerned has to travel with him." Maybe it's all part of his effort to keep upstaging Trump. Racking up these sorts of expenses isn't unusual for heads of state in France. François Hollande, according to LePointe, paid €10,000 for his hairdresser and €6,000 for make-up. This controversy probably sounds mighty familiar to Americans, too. There was Bill Clinton's infamous runway haircut. Populist Democratic candidate John Edwards faced similar spend-shaming over his high-price trim. And, of course, Sarah Palin's six-digit shopping spree ahead of the 2008 election.  Not helping matters: Macron's approval rating is already plummeting because of his promise to reform France's long-standing labor code. Macron's people admitted the price was high and said the costs will be much lower from here on out but, frankly, it's too late and we now have a new nickname for him: Viva la E-Money. WATCH: Trump is getting crushed at his own handshake game



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Panda gives birth to twins at French zoo, one cub dies

Panda gives birth to twins at French zoo, one cub diesHuan Huan, on loan to Beauval zoo in central France from China, delivered the first cub at 10:18 pm (2018 GMT) and the second at 10:32. The Chinese experts, who have experience of this, saw it straight away,” zoo director Rodolphe Delord said. The youngster has been put in an incubator so vets can give first-time mum Huan Huan a helping hand, zoo officials said.



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Wildfires force French Riviera evacuations

Wildfires force French Riviera evacuationsFrench authorities ordered the evacuation of up to 12,000 people around a picturesque hilltop town in the southern Côte d’Azur region as fires hopscotched around the Mediterranean coast for a third day Wednesday.



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Trump tells French president’s wife: ‘You’re in such good shape’

Trump tells French president’s wife: ‘You’re in such good shape’President Trump complimented 64-year-old Brigitte Macron’s appearance following a welcome ceremony and tour of a museum near Elysee Palace, calling her “beautiful.”



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Australian PM to inaugurate French work in lucrative DCNS submarines deal

Australian PM to inaugurate French work in lucrative DCNS submarines dealBy Harry Pearl SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is due on Sunday to inaugurate at a French shipyard work on a new fleet of submarines that will form the centerpiece of Australia’s defense strategy for decades to come. Australia selected French naval contractor DCNS in April 2016 to build its fleet of 12 submarines, ahead of other offers from Japan and Germany, sealing one of the world’s most lucrative defense contracts. At a joint press briefing with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, Turnbull said he would open the project office at the DCNS Cherbourg shipyard.



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